Great (and even lesser) leaders throughout the centuries have understood the effect of Islam on its followers. Even our founding fathers, over two-hundred years ago, knew about Muslim attitudes and the teachings of the Quran. They also recognized how the warped ideology twisted the minds of its followers into prescribing to a murderous agenda against non-believers and apostates. We can wonder why President Barack Obama refuses to admit to a threat from radical Islam and draw our own conclusions.
Winston Churchill led Britain through World War 2 and beyond. While serving as a young officer in the British Army, Churchill was involved in battles against Muslims in the Sudan. He learned a lot about Islam and its followers at that time. In his book, The River War, Churchill wrote, “How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries! Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy. The effects are apparent in many countries, improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods of commerce, and insecurity of property exist wherever the followers of the Prophet rule or live.”
John Quincy Adams wrote about Mohammad, saying that he, “poisoned the sources of human felicity at the fountain, by degrading the condition of the female sex, and the allowance of polygamy; and he declared undistinguishing and exterminating war, as a part of his religion, against all the rest of mankind. THE ESSENCE OF HIS DOCTRINE WAS VIOLENCE AND LUST: TO EXALT THE BRUTAL OVER THE SPIRITUAL PART OF HUMAN NATURE.”
Benjamin Franklin is quoted as saying, “Nor can the Plundering of Infidels be in that sacred Book [the Quran] forbidden, since it is well known from it, that God has given the World, and all that it contains, to his faithful Mussulmen, who are to enjoy it of Right as fast as they conquer it.”
The Federalist Papers Project reports:
Calvin Freiburger reports President Barack Obama reacted to avowed ISIS follower Omar Mateen’s killing spree by blaming “our” attitudes on LGBT Americans. His Attorney General, Loretta Lynch, says Mateen’s motives may “never be known.” The White House even dismisses talk of radical Islamic terrorism as a “Republican talking point.”
In the middle of such insanity, it’s important to reflect on real leaders who had the courage and common sense to confront Islamic extremism for what it is.